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Tip #3 Ė Make sure site is easy to use - Can visitors to site find articles quickly, or do they have to dig around? Iím sure youíve been to sites that have horrible navigation. The same is true for some article submission sites. When you get there, make sure articles are easy to find. If theyíre not, donít waste your time.
- Does site have a category list and search function? Make sure site has both, as some users will want to use categories, others will search, and still others will do both.
Tip #4 Ė Make sure itís easy to submit your article - Can you submit articles quickly and easily? Some require you to login, which is okay, because then you'll probably have an "author page" where you can add a bit more information about yourself, and people can find a list of all of your articles. However, if site makes you enter very much personal information, confirm more than once (most will require you to confirm your email address) or scan your fingerprint (haha, thatíll be day), you can probably skip them. You donít want to do that every time you want to submit an article, especially if youíre submitting to more than 5 directories.
- If they proofread your article, how long does it take? Some sites proof-read your articles, which is okay, as long as it doesn't take more than 24 hours for your article to be approved and made active on their site.
Tip #5 Ė Is site popular? - Have many articles been posted in past few weeks? If site hasnít has submissions for a few weeks, or theyíre trickling in, chances are thatís because itís dead. Do keep in mind, though, that submitting to a brand new site is always great, because chances are owner is promoting it as much as possible, which means great exposure for your articles.
Tip #6 Ė Do they offer a large list of categories? - How many categories do they have? Most sites have quite a few categories, or theyíre targeted to one area (like Internet Marketing). Thatís perfect. But if you come across a directory that isnít targeted, and doesnít have many categories, skip it. Publishers probably wonít pay it much attention because less categories means less targeting, and more articles to sift through to find what they want.
Congratulations you on choosing article writing to boost your online exposure! Itís an easy technique that, if done correctly, will more than pay for time you spent writing articles. Ok, now go out there and start submitting!
Jason is an Internet marketer and owner of Premier MicroSolutions, LLC. Submit your articles right now to http://www.Content-Articles.com - The Free Web Site Content Article Directory